The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is MODERATE
Rain and humid conditions are expected to continue into this weekend, keeping wildfire conditions low to moderate across the Grande Prairie Forest Area .Since March 1, 2021 there have been 99 wildfires burning nearly 132 hectares. For a map and more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
As hunters head out into forested areas this fall it is important to remember that small cooking and warming fires that are not properly extinguished can burn deep into the ground and holdover for the winter months. To avoid accidentally starting a spring wildfire, it's important to check all burn areas to ensure they are out. To properly extinguish a fire, completely soak the area with water, stir up the ashes and soak it again.
BEFORE YOU BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT!
Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning within the Forest Protection Area without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. Do not burn during windy conditions. You must evaluate the weather at your specific location and follow the conditions on your permit. You are responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. Extinguish all fire before the permit expires. Contact your local fire guardian or an Agriculture and Forestry office for a permit. Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.
County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648
Spirit River – (780) 814-1983
Valleyview – (780) 524-6576
Stay current on Alberta’s wildfire situation by downloading the new Alberta Wildfire App.
The new app now includes detailed mapping, wildfire numbers and perimeters, as well as the ability to receive notification when new wildfire information is available. You can also report a wildfire on the app! Download it today on Apple and Android